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Monday, April 19
10 a.m. Leading economic indicators for March Conference Board +0.3% +0.3% +0.5% +0.5%
Tuesday, April 20
9 a.m. ICSC-UBS Weekly Chain Store Sales Snapshot for the week ended April 17 International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS +1.0% n.a. +0.8% +0.8%
9 a.m. Johnson Redbook Retail Sales Index for the week ended April 17, vs. March Redbook Research +4.8% n.a. +0.4% +0.4%*
2:30 p.m. Greenspan speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman testifies before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate on The State of the Banking Industry.
Wednesday, April 21
7 a.m. Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ended April 16 -- Refinancing Index Mortgage Bankers Association 744.5 n.a. 788.6 788.6
Purchase Index 434.1 n.a. 432.2 432.2
10 a.m. Greenspan speech Federal Reserve The Fed chairman testifies before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Senate on The Economic Outlook.
11 a.m. Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended April 16 Money Magazine and ABC News -17 n.a. -14 -14
2 p.m. Beige Book Federal Reserve The Fed's anecdotal report on economic conditions around the country is for consideration at the Federal Open Market Committee's April 21 meeting.
Thursday, April 22
8:30 a.m. Producer Price Index for March Labor Department +0.5% +0.3% +0.1% +0.1%
Ex- food and energy +0.2% +0.1% +0.1% +0.1%
8:30 a.m. Initial Jobless Claims for the week ended April 17 Labor Department 353,000 340,000 362,000 360,000
Four-week average 347,000 n.a. 344,750 344,250
Friday, April 23
8:30 a.m. Durable goods orders for March Census Bureau +3.4% +0.7% +3.8% +2.5%
Ex-transportation +3.3% n.a. +1.1% -0.3%
10:30 a.m. Weekly Leading Index for the week ended April 16 Economic Cycle Research Institute +9.4% n.a. +9.6% +9.8%
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